Ideas

Forward-Thinking Strategies Can Secure the Power Grid

Owners and operators of our power systems need better ways of knowing what assets they have in their production environments, which have computing capability, and which connect to the internet.

Data

Europe’s Smack to Google May Only Be the Beginning

The European Commission’s record-breaking fines for Google foreshadow a larger regulatory invasion of the U.S. technology industry.

Sponsor Content

The Most Important Technology You’ve Never Heard Of

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to do something very special this year.

Emerging Tech

Google DeepMind Researchers Join Pledge Not to Work in Lethal AI

Thousands of AI researchers sign letter forgoing work on autonomous weapons.

Emerging Tech

Get Ready to Legally 3D-Print a Gun

A settlement between Defense Distributed and the State Department has been reached.

CIO Briefing

Transferring Background Checks, Boosting Cyber Workforce Are Top Goals of Trump Government Reorg

A White House official was short on answers during a Senate hearing but said background checks and cyber workforce are a good place to start.

CIO Briefing

Here’s Proof That H-1B Workers Make American Companies More Innovative

These immigrants play a key role in addressing the U.S.’s acute skills-crunch.

Data

Here’s What Treasury’s Data Lab Found in 10 Years of Federal Contracting Data

Year after year, 6 to 8 percent of contract spending is obligated in the final week of the fiscal year.

Data

Despite the Glitches, Shoppers Can’t Quit Amazon

The company’s website continually crashed during its much-touted Prime Day event, but sales were still higher than ever.

Ideas

How Regulators Are Dealing with Antitrust Laws and Data Privacy

When people turn over data to "pay" for Facebook's services, are they getting a good deal?

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Plans to Publish Broad Artificial Intelligence Strategy ‘Within Weeks’

The report will focus on long-term plans and how it will funnel resources to developing the technology, a Defense official said.

IT Modernization

GSA Official: Next-Gen Telecom Contract Is An Opportunity For Transformation

Agencies should think of the move to the Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract as more than a transition.

Cybersecurity

Pentagon Wants to Move Some Cyber Defense Operations to the Cloud

The Defense Department’s considering a cloud extension of its Acropolis system, which it describes as “where we fight” in cyberspace.

Podcasts

Critical Update: Rep. Will Hurd Explains Why Everyone Should Care About Government Tech

For episode 5, Nextgov goes to Capitol Hill to talk with one of the most persistent voices on federal IT management and reform.